How to configure an APN on Motorola Moto G42

Maybe it happened to you when you went abroad, or when you changed operators, you can not connect to the web or can not send MMS. If so, It’s presumably because of the APN seted up on your Motorola Moto G42. So we made the decision to write this article to resolve this issue. We will 1st discover what a APN is. We will see in a second time how to configure an APN on your Motorola Moto G42. Finally, we will see in which situations you should change the APN on the Motorola Moto G42.


What is an APN

The APN means Access Point Name. The APN therefore represents a set of connection data. This connection data allows your Motorola Moto G42 to connect to the web and receive MMS. An incorrectly configured APN can nevertheless prevent your Motorola Moto G42 from receiving MMS or connecting to the internet. You have to know that each operator has a different APN of their own.

How to set up an APN on your Motorola Moto G42

If you’d like to set up an APN on your Motorola Moto G42, you will need to navigate to the Settings menu. Once you are there, go to Network and Internet and Mobile Network . You need to navigate to Advanced Settings and ultimately Access Point Names . Once you are there, you should click the three dots at the top right of the screen and select New APN . You will then access a form that you will need to fill in with the data of your operator. For example, if you are at Vodafone , you must find the Vodafone APN data on the net and copy it into the form. Almost always, the APN of each operator are easily findable. You must do it again twice the operation on your Motorola Moto G42. In truth, you need an APN for internet and an APN for MMS.

In which case should you set up an APN on your Motorola Moto G42?

As a general rule, you will not automatically need to set up an APN on your Motorola Moto G42 as this is usually done automatically. However, there are several situations that require the configuration of an APN on your Motorola Moto G42. This is for example the case if you bought your used Motorola Moto G42 and that the person who sold it to you was with a different operator than yours. This may also be the case if you’re traveling abroad and therefore change your SIM card.